Do you wish to enjoy a bit of SXSW... Right now... On your computer? Here's 3 Movies premiering that you can enjoy at home!
Hey folks, Harry here... I know... it's miserable for so many of you as soon as one of these film festivals comes along. You realize that there's going to be a whole helluvalot of content that is just so much white noise for so many of you. They're films you'll likely never be given an opportunity to see. You don't get to have access to documentaries or very many indie festival films. But as you've noticed recently - beginning back at FANTASTIC FEST - there is a limited selection of titles available online. For this year's SXSW - here's the 3 feature length titles you can enjoy. Right now.
First up is:
WE ARE WIZARDS
A documentary about Harry Potter obsessed super geeks...
THE LOST COAST
Sexual tension erupts around High School reunion folks at Halloween.
I'm not real sure how to do a single sentence on this one.
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March 13, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST
But if you're not in the states you can't watch them. Again. Sigh.
March 13, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST
That is all
March 13, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST
by Talkbacker with no name
Should have guessed really. Oh well.
March 13, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST
by Flim Springfield
March 13, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST
by Flim Springfield
March 13, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST
by Hikaru Ichijo
Harry, you may continue posting these links, with my thanks
March 13, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST
Fuck Hulu. Seriously. Fuck it. I'm sick of it.
March 13, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST
Sorry - I wish HULU was worldwide. Alas it ain't. The business models just are not quite yet set up for International profitablity. HULU is supported by Commercials... for products that most likely are not available in the advertised formats that we see here in the U.S. and North America. <BR><BR>Personally - I feel sites like HULU should offer a subscription program so international viewers could view the programs and domestic folks could see sans commercial interuption. Right?
March 13, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST
Saw it last year at SXSW. Semi-interesting forty minute doc padded to make it eighty minutes.
March 13, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST
Um...Canada and the US share a good deal of the same branding saturation. Blocking Canadians from content is ridiculous. We aren't 3rd world here, we're your freakin neighbors...lol
March 13, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST
With Hulu it's not so much the business model as much as it is licensing. The vast majority of the content they host they've only got the rights to stream within the US, so by default they have the region restrictions in place for all content. If they get the go-ahead to stream it worldwide they can and have lifted the region restrictions, remember when the Dr Horrible had it's free streaming premiere? That was on Hulu, and a day after Whedon got wind of the region restrictions Hulu had put in place by default those restrictions were lifted.
March 13, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST
Oh, our apologies, there, we'll get right on that one ... oh wait, there's NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT. If you think someone's treating Canadia like a Third World country, it ain't the 99.99999999999999999999999999% of us who have nothing to do with the running and management of Hulu. Besides, all the real action these days is in the Fourth World anyway. JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD.
March 13, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST
If you live outside the United States just use a US-based proxy server, that should allow you to view HULU, MTV or any other Yankcenntric web content.
March 13, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST
How original. It's not like I can watch BBC internet shows here in the states, yet I don't whine. As soon as there is a something like Hulu that YOUR country invests in then gives to the world for free. Let us now.
March 13, 2009, 7:07 p.m. CST
YeasT 2: ThE InFeCtIoN.
March 13, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST
by The Dark Shite
How about learning to spell the word "They're" then sit back & watch the jealousy flow. Dipshit. <p> People aren't "jealous" of Americans. They simply took the time to click on this because they wanna see it. But they can't. It's natural to feel disappointed if you take the time to read about something that you're excited to see & not be able to see it. Oh & as for the "How original" comment, believe it or not, most of the world hates you. If it wasn't for sites like this, where people of a similar nature can talk, we'd think you were all fuckwits. Like you. <p> Some of you aren't. <p> You are. By the way, joshtownsend, any relation to Pete? Internet based bastard child perhaps?
March 13, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST
What the fuck is the point of watching this? Regardless, appreciate the free flicks.
March 13, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST
thanks a fucking bunch yeah
March 13, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST
yes u can u faggot on bbc america
March 13, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST
by slappy jones
the rest of the world really does hate you. and it aint jealousy either.
March 13, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST
...leave joshtownsend alone.<p>Naw. I was just messing with you. On a more serious topic though Josh why is it always illiterate douchebags such as yourself who are the proudest of being an American?
March 13, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST
by Magnum Opus
Move to the US! Seriously, the dollar is in the tank, so you'll make out when converting your capital. Figure in the rock-bottom housing market and you can likely upgrade to a more posh domicile for next to nothing! Then you get all the Hulu you want, and by the time the bitter memory of Bush fades you'll be set up in the #1 non-communist country in the world! Or you can cling to your ignorant stereotypes of Americans and stay in your 2nd rate, yet culturally rich country. Or 3rd rate knock-off if you're in Canada.
March 13, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST
the evil "Forbidden" sites...like Hulu?</p><p> seriously...try anonymouse.org...or hunt down an anonymous proxy and shove it into your browsers connection setup...see it that does the trick.
March 13, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST
Rogers is supposed to be running a service similar to Hulu in Canada. If you're Canadian, all that means is that somehow Rogers is going to find a way to somehow fuck you over while you're getting free content on the web - somehow user fees will sneak in, the bastards.
March 13, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST
March 14, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST
...is so goddamn slow and pretentiously shot, that Gus Van Sant went and destroyed his 30 copies of "Elephant" because he'd finally been outdone.
March 14, 2009, 4:34 a.m. CST
March 14, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST
I seriously would pay a reasonable amount to get access to Hulu and I'm sure I'm not the only one. It's worth it!
March 14, 2009, 7:21 a.m. CST
Would it not make sense to just let out side USers see them? I mean, they not letting us now so they won't be loosing money. Just clicking a button that allows us to see them is hardly a big deal. It's behind the times ideas like this that lead to pirating. I'm a businessman myself. I get the reasons behind it. But they're not forward thinking - they just want you to THINK they are. Youtube have got it right - the companies that put stuff on there have got it wrong. To stop piracy companies need to embrace their products and its fanbase...
March 14, 2009, 7:39 a.m. CST
The thing that is wrong with America-haters is their arrogance. They're conceited enough to speak for "the rest of the world", when really they are just running the US down in order to feel better about their own country. Europeans tend to have the worst arrogance when it comes to this tendency, because their jingoism springs from a superiority complex. They think they know all about americans based on the superficial impression they get from their media, which is comparable to someone thinking they know all about Kazakhstan because they saw the Borat film. I recognize this self-aggrandisment from comments that relatives in Canada make about americans. For example they love to quiz americans about who the canadian PM is, but ask them who the mexican president is and they often haven't a clue. Anti-americanism is just another form of ethnocentrism. These 3 short films were not very interesting anyway, except The Lost Coast had some very good shots of San Francisco and the Castro Halloween festival.
March 14, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST
by The Dark Shite
Quote: "Europeans tend to have the worst arrogance when it comes to this tendency, because their jingoism springs from a superiority complex." Not true. <p> I for one (an Englishman) don't have a problem with normal Americans. The ones I dislike are people like the guy further up, who seems to think being American is somehow akin to being a God. I knew a guy like him where I work, in Japan. He was at a restaurant, drunk, bad mouthing the place & generally ruining everybody's night. Somebody asked him to leave & his response was something like "You can't kick me out! I'm an AMERICAN!" He ended up getting the shit kicked out of him. <p> As for superior attitudes, I'd say a lot of that is expectation, based on the shallow bullshit you're fed on TV. Here's an example, the first time I went to London, I visited all the tourist traps. I was outside Buckingham palace to watch the changing of the guard. There's a big island thing with a fountain there (I should know what it's called, but I don't remember). <p> An American girl was standing near me, trying to see what was going on & she fell & hurt her knee. I helped her up & asked if she was ok. As she walked away with her friends, she did a weird Dick Van Dyke style English accent & said "stupid bloody American" to her friends. <p>A joke, yeah, but also a presumption. She presumed I would think she's a "stupid American" when actually I just thought she fell over, which happens to people sometimes. My point is,if you think people are a certain way, you're gonna see them that way whether they are or not & any situation can be molded to suit your prejudices, whether those prejudices are intentional or institutional. <p> To make such a broadly sweeping & frankly xenophobic statement such as you did, is plain fucking wrong.
March 14, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST
by The Dark Shite
I wasted an entire glass of whiskey attempting to type that, so you'd better read it & learn the error of your ways! <p> Not really. I couldn't give a fuck. It just gets on my nerves when people get upset in terms of nationalites (rather than the dipshits who cause it..remember HE was the guy saying I'm an Amercian & you're jealous) & even more so when they say stuff like "How original" so as to stamp their own authority upon & ridicule others. If you can't see that I was focusing on THAT, then that's worrying. <p> On a plus note. I'm amazingly drunk & I've got steak for dinner, so in the the immortal words of Eric Cartman, screw you guys.
March 14, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST
a comment about the flicks, maybe?
March 14, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST
"I wanna be an east indian, 'cause I really like the colour of their skin, and I'd never vote for the KKK, 'cause I'd rather be dead than from the U.S.A." Yeah, that's right. I put a u in the word colour bitch.
March 14, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST
"Three Insane Lesbians You Want To Smack With A Shovel." I'm with jdhasson on this one... is there a point? I couldn't stand it past the first commercial break.
March 14, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST
...that these films all premiered LAST year. Not that it matters all that much, but your title and introduction are a bit misleading.
March 15, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST
I couldn't make it past that ugly dyke eating the fruit.
March 15, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST
Worst 70-whatever minutes I think I ever spent. No script, no fucking plot whatsoever, and the people are sooo fucking retarded it's not funny. I hate this movie with a passion. People hate this movie more than Uwe Boll. It makes Glitter look like an Oscar contender. Seriously, fuck this movie. I hope someone steals the masters this film and fucking burns them in a fire pit and have someone piss on the ashes.
March 15, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST
God help me, I went back and watched the entire thing as I was waiting for something to finish at work... I'm not usually one for violent Internet Hyperbole but seriously, I would like to beat every single person involved in that "movie."
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